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morning at rice field

By arhab
Looks great on my phone display. Using photoscape, cut off the bottom and the right side for better composition. add backlight, sharpen,. Any suggestion please Grin

Tags: Landscape and travel

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 7:54AM
Soft, muted colours and light - lovely.

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adentenur 6 9 Indonesia
25 Feb 2012 10:53AM
wow, really good picture!
love the soft light that makes this pic soft.
arhab 6 43 2 Indonesia
3 Mar 2012 4:02PM
Thank you lynee and ade... hope there are some constructive one too Smile
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2012 5:51PM
This is a beautiful scene and the thumbnail looks great; unfortunately the photo itself is a little disappointing. Asking a phone camera to record this is probably asking too much as it will have been quite dark and phones struggle in those conditions. Because they have tiny sensors, they're very susceptible to noise in low light, which they often use aggressive noise reduction to remove. The problem is that this has killed all the detail and no amount of sharpening can bring that back.

But, in terms of composition and subject matter (the things that you had control over), I think this is excellent. It's a shame the photo didn't come out.

arhab 6 43 2 Indonesia
3 Mar 2012 6:44PM
constructive comments finally here. Thank u Dave. Yes, that's what I think, the thumbnail looks great but when I saw at computer, it's not good enough. Must saving for SLR Smile
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2012 11:52PM
subjects like this are beautiful and i take them myself but im old fashioned and think phones are for phone calls and cameras are for photography.

many will not agree with me, but to me, a subject like this deserves time and consideration, choice of speed aperature, lens, use of a tripod enjoyment and appreciation of a wonderful moment. sopmehow, point a phone at it and walking away sort of de-skills photography and just has no appeal to me at all other than snapping something i have to clip to a text.

taking a shot like this is still rather difficult on expensive dslrs but with a huge amount of consideration, top quality can be acheived. but careful use of iso settings to reduce noise, balance with neutral density filters , quality lenses to control contrast and sharpness, small aperatures and long shutter speeds steadied by a heavy tripod will achieve stunning results.

the scene is lovely and so is the sky with great tones and rising mist and to be fair the exposure provided by the phone cam is a damn good compromise but overall its taken at the expense of quality. the foreground is just a mush of noise and the image quality deteriates into the trees and its a real real shame because the conditions look wow.

sorry i cant be more positive on this potentially lovely scene

arhab 6 43 2 Indonesia
6 Mar 2012 6:04AM
I've seen your portfolio. I believe, you are nature lovers. Yes, subjects like this are beautiful. that, makes me want to preserve it. It does not happen every day, Phil.Grin

I noted your suggestions Phil. Thank You.


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